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Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful exotic setting with just enough comfort and amenity......yet a spectacular array of wildlife at our tent door. Our amazing "private" guide and driver were so knowledgeable and made every excursion so fun. The food was excellent, the guests and staff friendly. Nothing to improve on....we had a wonderful time.

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Guys Thank you very much for your positive review of the camp. It nice that you can refer to your team as private. The guys enjoy what they do and their willingness to impart their knowledge to guests goes a long way in making your safari extraordinary. Hopefully we see you again one day. Safe travels. shaun, Milli and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 5 days in lake manze camp and from the moment we arrived and until we left loved every second,felt very safe at all times,and was extremely well looked after by all the staff.The camp is in a beautiful setting right next to the lake,and in the middle of nature with animals walking through the camp.we went out with Joseph...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi again Thank you choosing us, and allowing us to be part of your wedding anniversary. We are honored that we were given the opportunity to host you on your special vacation. The guides and drivers that take you out on your activities have a passion for what they do and gladly impart their knowledge to all our guests. Hopefully...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Lake Manze Tented Camp with my boyfriend for 1 night on our vacation to Tanzania (we signed up for a 36 hour safari through Essential Destinations), and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've had! The camp is located in the middle of the reserve - there aren't any gates or fences, so essentially nothing...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys. We are extremely happy that we could make your experience with us as enjoyable as you have described. Not to worry about the tipping. The staff really enjoyed your company which enabled them to share their knowledge and experiences with you. Thank you very much for the great review and hopefully we will see you again one day....

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Lodge very much on a par with Mbonya Old River Camp...delightful and serviced by committed and passionate Managers and staff. February saw the region really dry - in advance of the desperately needed rains. The Selous is awesome...one thing about the reserve , and East Africa in general, is the abundance of wildlife. You don't see one giraffe, you...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank you for your review of Lake Manze and the staff. Abundance is an understatement. Animals are a plenty. We have had the much needed rain and the area is now a green lush with the lake at the brim. .Thanx again. Shaun, Milli and the Lake Manze team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Selous is a beautiful game reserve, the place is amazing, the camp is very comfortable staff and management are welcoming, special mentions to the managers Milli and shaun and our guide Joseph, hopefully we will be back one day

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your review of Lake Manze Camp. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will return one day to again enjoy the splendor of the Selous. Safe travels. Shaun, Milli and the Lake Manze team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We spent four nights in Manze camp. A real trip to the bush, we experienced what we feel is real Africa, the contact with Nature is extraordinary, the tents are comfortable although they feel basic,everything necessary is there (the lack of electricity and wifi adds more contact with nature). The managers are welcoming,the staff always available, the Masai give a...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there. Getting back to nature and getting the feel of the area is what gives the Selous and Lake Manze that extraordinary aura. We are glad that you were able to experience this special area during your four day visit. Having staff that enjoy what they do and that thrive on imparting their knowledge just adds to the guests...

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We have spent two wonderful days in the heart of Selous Park and we have felt very securely in direct touch of nature. The camp and tents are well located with variety of possible activities. We chose the game ride and boat trip. All possible services were proposed by camp. The managers of the camp, Millie and Shaun are friendly...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi again and thank you very much for your great review. This beautiful stretch of no mans land actually belongs to the animals and we are all in the fortunate position to be able to be part of their nature in the Selous. One with nature is food for the soul. All your compliments will be carried over to the...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We are from Scotland, so it takes quite a while to even get to Dar Es Salam and getting through the airport is quite an experience. Once you are past control, the holiday really starts with a 40 minute flight into the bush with Coastal Aviation, the views are stunning. At the airstrip, we were met by two guides from...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys We are in the fortunate position where we have inherited a great bunch of staff that really enjoy what they do . The guides and drivers have this uncanny ability to make all our guests feel at home and are not shy to impart as much knowledge as possible. The chefs know just how.They turn an ordinary vegetable...

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Tends are very confortable, with terrace, toilette and shower with nice details. The tend was 5 minutes walking from the restaurant, but masai were there to ensure your safety. Delicious meals at the restaurants with the nice owners and other guests. All the safaris (boat and drive) were organized from the camp. Just 2 remarks: the motor of the boat...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys The Masai are fantastic to have around as our security where they take you basically on a nature walk from camp to tent and back. Their confidence in their ability to understand nature still astounds us all. We do apologize for the boat motor which has subsequently been repaired and found to have some dirt in the carburetor....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What more can be said about this incredibly rustic, intimate and welcoming accommodation. My wife and I had fairly high expectations before arriving, and yet our experience exceeded them! Joseph (guide) and Daniel (driver) were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, informative and generally warm people who ensured we had one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable experiences of our lives. Sean and...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys We are extremely pleased that we could be part of your honeymoon and be instrumental in helping you collect those very first marred memories. Memories that will last a lifetime. Your warm and complimentary comments on the staff will be carried over to them. They really appreciate the feedback. These positive comments from our guests really spur them...

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Lake Manze - Experience adventure! Keep it natural! Feel the thrills of having an elephant eating Doum palm seeds right outside your tent. Hear the sound of its rumbling stomach and see how tender a mother is to her calf. We have so much to learn from our animal friends, teachings that can help us create a better world. We keep everything as it was before we arrived and this is why animals use the camp as much as our guests. Experience this magical, romantic camp on the shore of the Lake Manze with stunning lake views from your own veranda. Experience the sunrise on a walking safari. Enjoy a delicious picnic bush breakfast or lunch during your game drive as you spot lions and wild dogs. Take a fishing trip on the lake. Get close and personal with hippos and crocodiles and thousands of exotic birds on a sunset boat safari. Delight in a sumptuous candlelight dinner on the lake shore to the symphony of the surrounding. You'll never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve

Address: P O box 3052 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 12
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“the tents 4 to 7 are well located with open views.”
 of 5 bubbles renzomolinari, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every tent points towards the lake, but you also get views from your shower”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelF257, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Appreciate this place for what it is, a haven where you can truly relax without the worries and stresses of life.”
 of 5 bubbles DWS07, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All of the tents are the same, with views and space between the others.”
 of 5 bubbles briancL3041HU, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tent #3 had very good views of the lake”
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 of 5 bubbles MarcF814, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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